Background and activities
- PhD candidate
- course coordinator and teacher in TBT4130 - Environmental biotechnology
- currently working on finding out more about microbial invasions
PhD student in the Analysis and Control of Microbial Systems group with a special interest in microbial ecology.
Bacteria live in complex ecosystems. Microbial ecologist aims to understand which bacteria that inhabit an environment, how these bacteria interact and what their roles are. The overall aim of my project is to quantify the contribution of stochastic and deterministic processes during succession and invasion events in microbial communities.
Determining the contribution of stochastic and deterministic processes in microbial community assembly is crucial for obtaining a mechanistic understanding of the structure and function of microbial communities. Microbial invasions have during the past decade gained more attention, especially in regards to properties of the invader or resident community that facilitate invasion. However, how the assembly processes contribute to invasion success is still poorly understood. As microbial invasions can have an impact both in regard to community composition and functionality, understanding more about the invasion-process is important to be able to predict and possibly control invasion.
The overall aim of this project is to find a good framework to quantify the contributions of stochastic and deterministic process during community succession and how the processes contribute to invasion success.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database